Top
40
Doctor insights on: Extremely Dry Itchy Skin

Share
1

1
Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Porter
158 doctors shared insights

Dry Itchy Skin (Definition)

Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to ...Read more


3

3
Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

5

5
My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

Itchy scrotal skin: Itchy scrotal skin can have a number of causes, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida infections. Even some benign growths on scrotal skin like angiokeratomas, tiny little purple papules, can cause itching. One must be careful with using cortisone cream in this area as the skin is thin and delicate, and cortisone can cause thinning in a short period of time. ...Read more

6

6
What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

Eczema,contact demat: The commonest cause is eczema, and it can be due to contact dermatitis to several allegens, like plants , detergents, soaps or any other product comes in contact with skin, as well as climate and sun exposure, food allergies, use of heat and airconditioning in home. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

9

9
My skin is very dry and acne.

My skin is very dry and acne.

No question: Thank you for letting us know. But you did not ask us a question. ...Read more

10

10
Why is my skin extremely dry and darkening?

Why is my skin extremely dry and darkening?

Eczema: Dryness can be a sign of eczema or atopic dermatitis. The subtle inflammation that is associated with dryness can cause the skin to darken in color. One natural way to lighten dark skin is a product called intilight. ...Read more

11

11
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more

12

12
Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist. ...Read more

13

13
Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

?Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

14

14
Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

15

15
What is dry flaky red irritatedskin around nose?

What is dry flaky red irritatedskin around nose?

Possibly psoriasis?: Psoriasis can lead to red patches with dry flaky skin on top. It can also be from just excessive wiping when you have an upper respiratory infection. Feel better! ...Read more

16

16
Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?

Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?

Hands: Hand dermatitis consists of itchy , red hands made worse by frequent hands washing and detergents. Moisturizers and cortisone creams are often prescribed. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

18

18
Is dry skin on hands contagious?

no: If holding hands is a problem due to your dry skin it is time to see your medspa doctor and review how to hydrate as well as what products will help with this. Often time people also discuss dermal fillers to plump up the hands to make them more youthful. ...Read more

19

19
Extremely dry on feet with cracked skin and sometimes itch. Any suggestions?

Extremely dry on feet with cracked skin and sometimes itch. Any suggestions?

Bag Balm: Bag Balm is available at most drugstores in the skin care department. It comes in a green tin and is normally used for the udders of dairy cows to keep them soft and smooth. Apply it to your feet daily and wear socks after. It may take several weeks to heal but soon your feet will be soft and smooth. I use it in the winter daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

20

20
What is the best facial lotion/cream for extremely dry & itchy skin?

A few kinds: Something without any fragrances and just a plain moisturizer like Cetaphil, eucerin or aquaphor. ...Read more

21

21
What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Have thyroid checked: Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
In am experiencing dry itchy skin?

Dry Skin Tips: Find a good moisturizer, use it a couple times a day. Consider using creams over lotions since they are more moisturizing. Humidifiers may be appropriate if you live in a dry area. See a dermatologist you may have a genetic condition, which is causing your dry skin. ...Read more

23

23
How does one treat dry, itchy skin?

How does one treat dry, itchy skin?

Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

24

24
I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

25

25
What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

Dry itchy skin: Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch. ...Read more

26

26
What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
5 doctors agreed:
27

27
Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
5 doctors agreed:
Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Moisturize: Each time we shower, we remove essential protective oils from our skin, and then it becomes dry and flaky. Replenishing the lost oils by moisturizing immediately after showers will help improve dry skin. There are lotions that mimic contents in the skin such as cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
29

29
Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?

Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, the response to scratching is normal. Try using an emollient, like Vaseline on the dry skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

30

30
What STD causes dry itchy skin?

Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more

33

33
Can dry itchy skin be part of perimenopause?

Possible: As the estrogen levels decrease with the onset of menopause, many women do notice changes in their skin. Talk to your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

34

34
What's a good lotion to use for dry itchy skin?

What's a good lotion to use for dry itchy skin?

No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more

35

35
What over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds. ...Read more

36

36
What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

Many helpful brands: There are many brands with products that are good for dry skin. Cetaphil, neutrogena, aveeno, (oatmeal) and vaseline are just a few. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
What to use for dry itchy skin, that's good and is over the counter?

Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal fragrance or coloring. It's a good idea to moisten the skin before you apply to help lock in moisture. Topical Hydrocortisone can help with some itching but if this is a big problem you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

38

38
I have dry itchy skin and i feel like glass is coming out of my skin?

Most likely : You have a severe urinary tract infection and will need a urine study and treatment. Your skin problem can be a result of many conditions related to skin disorders. Please visit an experienced healthcare provider for proper examination and treatment. ...Read more

39

39
I have dry itchy skin on my inner thighs i don't know what I should use for it.

I have dry itchy skin on my inner thighs i don't know what I should use for it.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,079 doctors shared insights

Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
684 doctors shared insights

Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more